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Re: Debian on RP 3

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 3:23 PM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> wrote:
Quoting yogesh powar (2016-09-21 06:43:32)
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 8:39 AM, Jonas Smedegaard <dr@jones.dk> wrote:
> > Quoting yogesh powar (2016-09-20 20:39:31)
> > > I think RPis are famous but Debian has not endorsed it.
> > > Mainly because it requires Requires non-free blob [ref:
> > > https://wiki.debian.org/CheapServerBoxHardware]
> > >
> > > Apart from price another good point about RPi3 is it comes with WiFi
> > > on board.
> >
> > It would still help tremendously if you could elaborate on what your
> > actual use case for such a device is.
> >
> There is no  formal requirement from the school as such but here is what I
> think their basic requirement should be
>    1. Libre-office
>    2. Gimp/Dia
>    3. Logic Games
>    4. Internet

Ok.  So desktop systems.

How many? Is it one shared among teachers?  Or 10 computers in a lab
that students get to try once a year?  Or 1000 - every student get a
computer to take home and share with their family and neighbours?
:D. Not that big numbers. Also, we are tight on the budget side.

Its a small school around 100-150 kids.
We were thinking of 10 computers. So that might give like 10 students
computer access for 1 hour, 40 for a day and 200 students for a week. Assuming
5 days a week).
If the POC works for these 10 machine then many more can be donated.

What about connectivity? Do school already have fibre optics to the
internet? Or a modem dialup connection where students take turns to
check their mail once a week? Or will each computer come with a
cellphone and each student buy a cellphone plan out of their own pocket?
Or will you team up with Facebook and offer Free Basics?
No fibre optics. But dial-up connection could be setup.
Checking mail once a week is a good Idea.

No plan to team up with anybody.

What about sharing? Do school already run filesharing server that works
with Linux? Will you also setup and maintain a server? Will you rely on
bittorrent running on each client (and fighting for network bandwidth)?
Or will you rely on Facebook solving that with the censorship buil tinto
Free Basics? Or is sharing not relevant at that school?
File sharing server is not there and my personal opinion sharing is not


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